Withdrawal & Detox Services

Withdrawal management (detox) services provide a range of medical and support services in safe environments that allow for the physical withdrawal from specific drugs and alcohol.

Withdrawal management may be achieved through inpatient services, day programs or in-home services.

Dependent on the community in which you live services offered may include:

  • Withdrawal management (social detoxification)
  • Screening and assessment
  • Brief intervention
  • Addictions support

Access information about Clearview Community Medical Detox - Nanaimo.

Access information about Community Medical Detox- Victoria.

*Victoria Community Medical Detox will be undergoing renovations beginning late August 2019 for approx. 6 months. During this time Detox will be operating from EMP 5B (across the hall from the current location) and the Stabilization Unit will be located at the Patient Care Center on the 5th floor. If you have any questions please call detox 250-519-7708 or stabilization 250-370-8810.

What to do when a family member is in detox.

General Information on Withdrawal & Detox Services

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How to Get Referral

Campbell River

Campbell River Crisis Nurse: 250-286-7159

Courtenay

Contact 250-331-8642 to enquire about accessing services

Duncan Alcohol and Drug Counselling Services

Call Adult Addiction Services directly for intake and service inquires. 250-709-3040.

Nanaimo

Contact 250-739-5710 to enquire about accessing services

Victoria

The Sobering Assessment Center is accessed via client walk-in at 1125 Pembroke Street 24/7.

Or contact 250-519-3485 to enquire about accessing services detox or stabilization services.

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